Monday 14 July 1969
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Luc Couchard and Jose Hernandez.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans.
In UK Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman was in the top 5 hits.
Easy Rider, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The David Frost Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
- France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
- Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
- Jean-Luc Couchard
- Jose Hernandez: Hato Rey, Puerto Rico -- Infielder (Chicago Cubs).
- José Hernández: Puerto Rican baseball player and coach.
- Kazushi Sakuraba: Japanese mixed martial artist and professional wrestler.
- Sven Sester: Estonian politician.
- Craig Shaynak: American actor and producer.
- Futbol War between El Salvador and Honduras begins
- Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)
- WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
- The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
- Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer match against El Salvador, riots break out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
- Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel
- Oliver - Good Morning Starshine
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion
- Jr. Walker & the All Stars - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
- Three Dog Night - One
- The Winstons - Color Him Father
- The Beatles - The Ballad Of John And Yoko
- Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
- Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus - Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet
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